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At 6 a.m. on a Friday, a dozen students and pastors leap and bound down a long seminary hallway. As the sweaty group travels, their mix of groans, laughter and encouragement rise and fall in intensity. The encouragement comes from Ingrid Roeder, who helps the community at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago maintain or improve its health and wellness.
In the early morning, students at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago leap down a seminary hallway, part of a plyometrics exercise.
Sarah Semmler Smith called it community-building. “I wouldn’t get up and do this if it wasn’t for Ingrid,” she said, half-joking. “On a student budget, we can’t afford [fitness] classes. It’s nice that we have this free.”
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